Coconut has enjoyed wide publicity lately as a healthy food in the form of coconut water and coconut oil. But it can also be a regular part of a natural, chemical-free skin- and hair-care regimen. And while over-the-counter cosmetics may contain questionable ingredients, extra-virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil is safe, non-toxic and high in lauric acid, an antimicrobial well suited for cleansing your skin.
We all want to keep our skin youthful and healthy, and there are some basic principles for doing just that. But watch out for these common household ingredients that are probably doing your skin more harm than good.
Coconut’s traditional name reflects its numerous health benefits: kalpavriksha — Sanskrit for “the tree that supplies all that is needed to live.” Healers in ancient India recognized the coconut palm as a superior immunity booster, antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial therapy.
Coconut oil can be used from head to toe, and not only does it provide noticeable benefits, it’s a great natural way to pamper yourself. Nothing feels more luxurious than a coconut facial cleanse.
With one $10 bottle, you can solve 10 of your beauty problems—naturally. Here, count on two hands our completely natural DIY beauty tricks with coconut oil.
There are very few beauty products that we can honestly say are cure-alls, but coconut oil comes pretty close. You can use it for everything from healing scars to moisturizing dry knees. So head to your local health-food store, pick up a jar, and allow this list to help you get creative with coconuts.